What is cancer?Cancer typesCancer treatmentPrevention & screeningCancer preventionDiagnostic tools and testsScreening programsBreast screeningCancer Genetics ServiceLiving with cancerSurvivorshipRead my story Prevention and screening We know a lot about what causes cancer, and what people can do to avoid it. Living a cancer smart lifestyle may mean making some changes - and changing the habits of a lifetime isn't easy. But even small changes can help cut your chances of developing cancer or help you spot cancer early, when it's easier to treat. To detect cancer early you can see your doctor promptly if you notice any changes and/or attend a screening program – if it is recommended for you. Cancer prevention Australians are living longer than ever before. To ensure we get the most out of life, it is important to look after ourselves so we remain healthy and happy for as long as possible.There are positive steps that we can take to maximize our chances of living an illness free life. Read more. Screening Programs Screening is not recommended for everyone. It involves having a test for cancer when you don’t have any symptoms. It’s a great way of detecting some cancers early, when there’s a much better chance of treatment. It is recommended for specific groups where we know there is a definite benefit. Read more. Breast Screening BreastScreen NSW is a free breast screening service for women aged 50 to 69 years. This government-funded service aims to detect breast cancer in its early stages, when treatment can be most effective. BreastScreen NSW, Sydney South West has a network of local services throughout the central Sydney, inner west and Sydney south west areas. Read more or use our online form to book your breastscreen.